Archives for September 2010

Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes

Title: Flowers for Algernon Author: Daniel Keyes Genre: Young Adult Fiction Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publication Date: June 2004 Mass Market Paperback: 320 pages Where’d I Get It: Library Synopsis (From Barnes and Noble): Charlie Gordon is about to embark upon an unprecedented journey. Born with an unusually low IQ, he has been chosen as […]

Nightshade Campaign – Wow!

A few weeks ago I received an email asking me if I wanted to participate in the Shay Doran/Nightshade campaign.  Well heck yes, I would!  I’m eagerly anticipating this book and so I was absolutely thrilled to receive the email.  They asked for my mailing address, which I happily provided, and then I settled in […]

Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson

Title: Speak Author: Laurie Halse Anderson Genre: Literary Fiction/Young Adult Publisher: Speak Publication Date: April 20, 2006 Paperback: 240 pages Where’d I Get It: Purchased Synopsis (From Goodreads): Since the beginning of the school year, high school freshman Melinda has found that it’s been getting harder and harder for her to speak out loud: “My […]

Cheap Cabernet by Cathie Beck

Title: Cheap Cabernet Author: Cathie Beck Genre: Literary Fiction Publisher: Voice Publication Date: July 20, 2010 Paperback: 336 pages Where’d I Get It: ARC from the Publisher via LibraryThing.com Early Reviewers Synopsis (From Goodreads): I didn’t know that people come into our lives, and sometimes, if we’re terribly lucky, we get the chance to love […]

Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare

Title:  Clockwork Angel Author:  Cassandra Clare Genre: Young Adult Publisher:  Margaret K. McElderry Publication Date:  August 31, 2010 Hardcover: 496 pages Where’d I Get It: Purchased Synopsis (From Goodreads): When sixteen-year-old Tessa Gray crosses the ocean to find her brother, her destination is England, the time is the reign of Queen Victoria, and something terrifying […]

My thoughts on the iPad…

A few weeks ago, after I discovered that if I wanted to read the NetGalley galleys off the computer, I’d have to get an eReader, I decided I wanted an eReader.  Reading the galleys sitting at this desktop was just not ok, and my Eee PC has a conniption fit over PDFs when they’re open […]

Literary Obsession’s First Giveaway…

So I’ve decided that it’s just about time to do my first giveaway. The prize will likely be a Winner’s Choice book (max of $15) from The Book Depository so that I can label the giveaway as International.  (Or at least as International as allowed by Book Depository’s delivery range) When will this giveaway happen? […]

RSS Feed Fixed

Hi lovelies… I’m just posting this to let all you millions (probably closer to a dozen) of folks who follow me know that my RSS feed should be working properly again.  The silly thing apparently began freaking out when I changed themes and I’m only just now noticing. At any rate, it’s fixed now.  Thanks […]